Interesting Facts

The following are some items of information that property owners might find of interest.

None of the bays and islands in Otter Lake have an official name even though some have been given affectionate names by residents. However the large bay at the Northwest end of the lake has always been known as Toohey Bay. Here s the sad story behind the name.

The Origin of Toohey Bay

In July 1977 a sport diver discovered an old piece of pottery in Otter Lake. As a result of this find an article was publishedand The Ottawa Archeological Society.

Otter lake artifact

Otter lake was the subject of a recent and quite detailed research article published by an internationally recognised paleolimnologist from Queen’s University.

Paleolimnology of Otter Lake